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Species: Sarcococca hookeriana

Sarcococca hookeriana

Sweetbox

Found on Course Walks

Zone 6 & 7 Plants

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Cultivars

No cultivars listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Groundcover

4-6"

Evergreen

low mounded and slowly spreading

Environmental Characteristics

Part shade, Shade

6a

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

Prefers soils with high levels of organic matter.

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

No diseases listed

Bare Root Transplanting

Easy

Other

Native to Western Himalayas and Afghanistan

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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